Babatunde rearing to go


Nigerian BeForward Wanderers striker Babatunde Adepoju says he is rearing to go once football resumes.

Babatunde was on the verge of joining Capital City side Silver Strikers but the deal collapsed under controversial circumstances after Football Association of Malawi Players Status Committee stated that his possible move to the Bankers did not materialise.

However, the striker said he was happy to stay put at Wanderers.


“I want to continue from where I left last season. My target is to score more goals for Wanderers. I had the best season of my football career and it will be good if we win the league next season,” he said.

The Nigerian scored 15 goals in the TNM Super League last season, six goals behind Golden Boot winner Khuda Muyaba. But out of 15 goals, 13 were scored in the first round and he only managed to score two goals in the second stanza of the season.

Some analysts have said the Nigerian striker lacks consistency. However, Babatunde said he was going through a bad patch in the second round.


“It just happened that in the second round that I had goal drought but it is part of football. Every player goes through a bad patch,” said Babatunde who scored seven goals in 2018 in the league while at Masters Security.

Babatunde was at the centre of transfer controversy but Football Association of Malawi (Fam) ruled that he belongs to Wanderers despite signing a three-year contract with Silver.

He moved to Wanderers on a three-year deal from Masters. While at Masters, he helped the relegated outfit to win the Carlsberg Cup after beating Wanderers 5-4 on post-match penalties.

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